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Oracle Principal Interview Questions

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone interview and then an on sight interview with about 5 people. Questions were typical of a big software company, analytical problems, design problems, and general exploration of skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Implement a phone book that works with minimal memory and allows fast lookup.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Simple, I gave them a number that was 25% higher than what I made at my current company and they agreed.
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    Get a chance to directly contact the hiring manager and then a telephone interview. The telephone interview is a combination of technical and HR questions. Next one day onsite interview -- all are technical questions and describing past projects.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    4 phone interview and 2 face to face. 4 interview were technical and one situational and one managerial round. overall it was pleasant experience . they look for logical person with lots of aptitude knowledge

    Interview Questions
    • all questions were about what I had done in past .situational question were like most difficult task I took and completed   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Principal Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone screen with the recruiter and set up a phone screen with the hiring manager. The hiring manager loved to hear himself talk so that made it quite easy. Invited for a face-to-face interview but that particular group's interview process was a little different. They prefer to have the candidate give a presentation on their topic of choice. Confirmed the topic was okay with the hiring manager. When I came into present, interviewed with 4 other people and was NOT given an opportunity to present my slides or materials, only to whiteboard. As they said, they preferred if I discussed from memory. Alrighty then!

    I felt like I did well enough to advance, however, was not given an opportunity to go to the next round, which was unfortunate but perhaps they already had a finalist in mind.

    Interview Questions
    • If the SVP was in front of you, what would you say to her?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Senior Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I came in during a merger, but the originating as well as the interview questions that I usually asked were mainly around technical expertise against a specific software. In addition, prepare to be interviewed with 3 or more fellow consultants and then finally the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Oracle in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    There wasn't a technical interview. If you got to that interview and you are not completely socially inept, you have a job. It was very easy. Too easy. It wasn't until seeing the type of job I'm doing that I understand why. There really is no need to be smart, this is just a day job, nothing more.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, base pay for all new college hires
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Principal Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Oracle in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I ended up having to travel at the last minute. They asked me to book my travel in their travel system to leave the that same day. The next day I met with the hiring manager, his manager, and a couple of individuals that are part of pre-sales. The interviews went fine. I felt that the people I met were very good at what they do, which was what I expected.

    However, I had big problems with this trip, and still do. It has now been 3 months since the trip and I still have not been reimbursed. I have had interviews at Oracle before and there was an HR person involved with it. In this case there wasn't, and you might think that is a good thing. One less person to deal with in the process. Now I feel like a collection agency trying to get my money. There are people on that side saying sorry about this, we're working on it, but usually after several emails and phone calls. I guess they are really busy and it's not their money so how important is it?

    So bottom line is, I think Oracle may be too big of a bureaucracy for me. This whole thing has shown me that maybe I dodged a bullet and it is a good thing that I wasn't the right fit for that position. I would recommend that if you're traveling for an interview with them, go ahead and book the trip in their travel system, but don't pay for it. Ask them to log in and pay using their credit card.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't have any difficult questions. The interviews were very non-technical.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    It was a college recruit. I flew to the headquarters for the only round of interview.
    A day long interview with 5 different groups, a mix of technical and behavioral questions.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Principal Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Oracle.

    Interview Details

    Hiring Process is Slow, Interview Process can be challenging, More Behavioral Questions, Followed by OS and Coding questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Principal Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring is a long process. Applicant need to apply based on reqs posted on the company website. After the initial screening, the shortlisted candidates are interviewed. there are several rounds of interviews before an offer is finally made.Hiring is a long process. Applicant need to apply based on reqs posted on the company website. After the initial screening, the shortlisted candidates are interviewed. there are several rounds of interviews before an offer is finally made. Hiring is a long process. Applicant need to apply based on reqs posted on the company website. After the initial screening, the shortlisted candidates are interviewed. there are several rounds of interviews before an offer is finally made.

    No Offer

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